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Reports pdf (7.3 MB)

November 2, 2017 - by GustoMSC, for CESA et al.

U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study

This report examines the functional requirements and costs of constructing purpose-built vessels that would comply with the U.S. Jones Act and meet the needs of the U.S. offshore wind industry. Read more »

Project: Offshore Wind - OWAP

Third-Party Publications Link (NREL website)

September 14, 2017 - by Seth Mullendore (Clean Energy Group) for NREL

Customers in Most States Could Cut Energy Costs by Adding Battery Storage to Solar

New research shows that more than 25 percent of all commercial customers across the continental United States may be able to further reduce their electricity bills by adding battery storage in conjunction with solar installations. Read more »

Project: Resilient Power

Reports Link (Video)

September 12, 2017 - by Clean Energy Group / Clean Energy States Alliance

Sterling Municipal Light Department Energy Storage System – A Revolution for the Electric Grid (video)

This ten-minute video showcases the economic and resilient power benefits of a solar PV and battery energy storage system in the town of Sterling, Massachusetts. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power

Reports Link (Video)

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Rooftop Solar Financing 101 (video)

This video introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video)

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Choosing a Solar Installer (video)

This video offers advice for customers in selecting a solar contractor, questions that customers should ask a solar contractor, and information that should be included in a solar contractor’s bid. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (Video )

August 10, 2017 - by GW Solar Institute for CESA

Will Solar Panels Save You Money? (video)

This video discusses key questions homeowners should explore when assessing whether going solar makes financial sense, including how the cost of solar compares to savings from solar, how the federal tax credit works, and the extent to which a homeowner’s electricity bill can be offset by solar. Read more »

Project: Solar Consumer Protection, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports PDF (2.85 MB)

July 31, 2017 - by Todd Jones (CRS) for CESA

Two Markets, Overlapping Goals: Exploring the Intersection of RPS and Voluntary Markets for Renewable Energy in the U.S.

This paper explores interactions between RPS and voluntary markets for renewable energy in the U.S. and outlines principles for supporting continued growth of both markets. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports PDF (2.17 MB)

July 25, 2017 - by Samantha Donalds, CESA

Distributed Generation in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

In 2016-2017, CESA conducted a survey on how distributed generation is incorporated into state RPSs. CESA collected responses from all 30 states that currently have a mandatory RPS requirement. This report provides a summary of the results from that survey. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (907 KB)

July 20, 2017 - by Georgena Terry, CESA Research Associate

Summary of “Framework for Testing the Effectiveness of Bat and Eagle Impact-Reduction Strategies at Wind Energy Projects”

This is a summary of “Framework for Testing the Effectiveness of Bat and Eagle Impact-Reduction Strategies at Wind Energy Projects,” a 2016 report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This summary was prepared for the Northeast Wind Resource Center by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Reports pdf (2.9 MB)

June 22, 2017 - by Edward A. Holt, Ed Holt & Associates

When Renewable Portfolio Standards Max Out

CESA has produced a report on what happens when state renewable portfolio standards reach their peak requirement. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative